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Walthamstow East (UK Parliament constituency)

Walthamstow East was a parliamentary constituency in what was then the Municipal Borough of Walthamstow in east London. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first-past-the-post voting system.

Walthamstow East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
CountyEssex
19181974 (1974)
Replaced byWalthamstow and Chingford
Created fromWalthamstow
Walthamstow East in Essex, 1918-50

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and abolished for the February 1974 general election, when it was combined with part of the former Walthamstow West to form the new Walthamstow constituency. However, Hale End ward was added to the new Chingford constituency.

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BoundariesEdit

1918-1950: The Urban District of Walthamstow wards of Hale End, Hoe Street, and Wood Street.

1950-1974: The Borough of Walthamstow wards of Hale End, Hoe Street, and Wood Street.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General Election 1918: Walthamstow East [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Stanley Johnson 9,992 63.3 N/A
Liberal John Simon 5,781 36.7 N/A
Majority 4,211 26.6 N/A
Turnout 15,773 55.6 N/A
Registered electors 28,363
Unionist win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General Election 1922: Walthamstow East [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Stanley Johnson 9,178 46.8 -16.5
Labour William Bridgland Steer 6,382 32.6 -5.1
Liberal Henry Britten Brackenbury 4,043 20.6 N/A
Majority 2,796 14.2 -12.4
Turnout 19,603 67.6 +12.0
Registered electors 29,013
Unionist hold Swing -5.7
General Election 1923: Walthamstow East [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Stanley Johnson 7,081 35.9 -10.9
Labour John Gilbert Dale 6,837 34.6 +2.0
Liberal Arthur Musgrove Mathews 5,837 29.5 +8.9
Majority 244 1.3 -12.9
Turnout 19,755 67.8 +0.2
Registered electors 29,151
Unionist hold Swing -6.4
General Election 1924: Walthamstow East [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Constitutionalist Hamar Greenwood 11,312 48.5 N/A
Labour John Gilbert Dale 8,246 35.4 +0.8
Liberal Percy Holt Heffer 3,745 16.1 -13.4
Majority 3,066 13.1 N/A
Turnout 23,303 78.0 +11.2
Registered electors 29,861
Constitutionalist gain from Unionist Swing N/A
General Election 1929: Walthamstow East [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Wallace 11,039 39.6 +4.2
Unionist James Hope 9,665 34.7 -13.8
Liberal Joseph Samuel Bridges 7,145 25.7 +9.6
Majority 1,374 4.9 18.0
Turnout 27,849 73.1 -4.9
Registered electors 38,102
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +9.0

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General Election 1931: Walthamstow East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brograve Beauchamp 18,815 58.8 +24.1
Labour Harry Wallace 9,983 31.2 -8.4
Liberal Albert Charles Crane 3,198 10.0 -15.7
Majority 8,832 27.6 N/A
Turnout 31,996 76.4 +3.3
Registered electors 41,890
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +16.2
General Election 1935: Walthamstow East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brograve Beauchamp 16,866 54.0 -4.8
Labour Harry Wallace 14,378 46.0 +14.8
Majority 2,488 8.0 -19.6
Turnout 31,244 69.0 -7.4
Registered electors 42,258
Conservative hold Swing -9.8

Elections in the 1940sEdit

General Election 1945: Walthamstow East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Wallace 15,650 51.1 +5.1
Conservative Herbert Eric Harrison 9,118 29.8 -24.2
Liberal Norman Peter Dew 5,854 19.1 N/A
Majority 6,532 21.3 N/A
Turnout 30,622 73.5 +4.5
Registered electors 41,676
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +14.65

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General Election 1950: Walthamstow East[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Wallace 18,478 46.97 -4.13
Conservative DH Barber 15,206 38.65 +8.85
Liberal Irving Frederick Drower 5,654 14.37 -4.73
Majority 3,272 8.32 -12.98
Turnout 39,338 84.41 +10.91
Registered electors 46,603
Labour hold Swing -6.49
General Election 1951: Walthamstow East[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Wallace 19,036 47.54 +0.57
Conservative John Harvey 18,016 44.99 +6.34
Liberal George E Thornton 2,185 7.03 -7.34
Independent Bill Boaks 174 0.43 N/A
Majority 1,020 2.55 -5.77
Turnout 40,041 85.77 +1.36
Registered electors 46,683
Labour hold Swing -2.89
General Election 1955: Walthamstow East[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Harvey 16,873 46.23 +1.24
Labour Harry Wallace 15,744 43.14 -4.40
Liberal Norman Henry Cork 3,882 10.64 +3.61
Majority 1,129 3.09 N/A
Turnout 36,499 80.81 -4.96
Registered electors 45,169
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +2.82
General Election 1959: Walthamstow East[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Harvey 16,622 46.82 +0.59
Labour Margaret McKay 13,721 38.65 -4.49
Liberal Norman Henry Cork 4,974 14.01 +3.37
Ind. Labour Party William Henry Christopher 183 0.52 N/A
Majority 2,901 8.17 +5.08
Turnout 35,500 80.88 +0.07
Registered electors 43,892
Conservative hold Swing +2.54

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General Election 1964: Walthamstow East[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Harvey 14,140 42.94 -3.88
Labour William Robinson 13,745 41.74 +3.09
Liberal John Ellis 5,042 15.31 +1.30
Majority 395 1.20 -6.97
Turnout 32,927 79.33 -1.55
Registered electors 41,504
Conservative hold Swing -3.49
General Election 1966: Walthamstow East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Robinson 15,703 47.83 +6.09
Conservative John Harvey 13,896 42.33 -0.61
Liberal John Peter James Ellis 3,229 9.84 -5.47
Majority 1,807 5.50 N/A
Turnout 32,828 80.11 +0.78
Registered electors 41,504
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.35
Walthamstow East, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael McNair-Wilson 13,158 63.15 +20.82
Labour Colin Phipps 7,679 36.85 -10.98
Majority 5,479 26.3
Turnout 20,837
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General Election 1970: Walthamstow East[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael McNair-Wilson 14,260 46.69 +4.36
Labour John Tomlinson 13,732 44.97 -2.86
Liberal Duncan G Kirkland 2,547 8.34 -1.50
Majority 528 1.73 -3.77
Turnout 30,539 70.86 -9.25
Registered electors 43,099
Conservative hold Swing +3.61

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 265. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
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